Bill Watson Joins Blue Devil Brass Staff


The Blue Devils are very excited to announce that Mr. Bill Watson will be joining the Blue Devil Brass Staff. Bill will team up with Wayne Downey, John Meehan, Van Mathews and Steve Bentley.

John Meehan will be the Brass Caption Head for 2006 and Wayne Downey will continue to provide his amazing talents as the Brass Arranger and Supervisor of the Brass Section.

More exciting news to come soon ...

Bill Watson is in his 26th year of music education. He is currently in his 10th year as Director of Bands at Richland High School in the Birdville Independent School District. Previous positions include Director of Bands at Spring High School, Associate Director of Bands at Westfield High School, and Director of Bands at Wells Middle School , all in the Spring Independent School District. During his tenure, the marching bands at his high schools have won numerous marching festivals, including 5 Texas UIL State Championships, 9 Bands of America Regional Championships, and the 1993 Bands of America Grand National Championship.

Concert bands under Mr. Watson’s direction have been named a TMEA Region Honor Band each time they were entered dating back to 1981, advancing to the TMEA state competition on 7 occasions. The 1984 Wells Middle School Band was the TMEA Class C Honor Band, and bands from Spring and Richland High Schools have earned 5 appearances.

Mr. Watson has 11 years of drum corps experience as a brass and music ensemble instructor. He worked for the Sky Ryders from 1991-1992, the Cavaliers’ from 1995-1997, and the Santa Clara Vanguard from 1998-2003. Mr. Watson has taught with 8 top five corps and 2 D.C.I. World Champions.

Mr. Watson has served on the Bands of America Advisory Board for the past 10 years. He has also served as the Texas Music Adjudicators Association Marching Band Vice-President. He serves as a judge and clinician throughout the United States. Professional affiliations include TMEA, TBA, TMAA and Phi Beta Mu.
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